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Parasites, Invention, and Grace: Taking Turns in a Streetcorner Bureaucracy

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Duration: 0:56:08 | Added: 02 Oct 2023
Michael Degani analyzes the styles of work and conflict amongst electrical contractors who congregate across the street from a power utility office in urban Tanzania.

Michael Degani (University of Cambridge) explores the balance of entrepreneurial hustle and bureaucratic order their long-running streetcorner bureau strikes.
Edited and hosted by Peyton Cherry

This was a departmental seminar at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography in the 2022-23 academic year. The recordings were only possible thanks to a team dedicated staff and students from The School:
Executive Producers: Eben Kirksey and Stanley Ulijaszek
Producer: Jacob
Evans Sound Design: Seb Antoine
Sound Recorders: Xinyuan (Connie) Wang and Jacob Evans

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